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I binged Kissimmee Mecum all day... in total transparency, I've watch every live broadcast since it started on January 2nd. But hey, I'm retired and can spend all the time and money I want on automotive collectibles ! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

Here are a couple of today's highlights.





Holy smokes there have been some real gems cross the block.
 
Stared at my engine bay, until I got a call from The Damper Doctor. He said my Harmonic Balancer is going to come home starting Monday!!
Remember to lube the front seal and it's damper mating surface upon install.
 

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Had to redo the water lines for our well. System sprung a leak somewhere underground and would lose it's prime after a couple minutes. Original lines were cast iron, 3/4" from the well sheathed in a 1 1/4" iron outer sleeve. They had been repaired at some point with a two-line jet setup and poly pipe, with the jet unit buried somewhere out front as the lines headed straight for the road. Instead of destroying my entire front yard, I abandoned that mess and ran a new setup parallel to the house. 200psi poly pipe, new jet unit, proper size drop into the well. Almost had a "Timmy got stuck in the well" moment removing the old 3/4" copper drop .... :LOL:

Saved myself about $4k over the quotes I had from the local well companies.

Today's project is to scrounge up enough material from the piles around my yard to re-grade this area and pitch everything away from the foundation.


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No car related stuff here. I have spent the last few months refurbishing my home getting it ready to sell. Just finishing the the last few details today and finishing packing everything for the move. I am expecting an enclosed car carrier tomorrow to take my 71 and 22 to my new home in NM. Once the carrier has my cars, I’ll load everything into a Uhaul truck and a car trailer for my ranchero and hit the road with my trusty German shepherd. Looking forward to warmer dryer weather, and enjoying retirement. My 69 Mustang and 81 F350 4x4 are already at my new house. Once there, I plan to build a 1600 sq ft addition to the existing 3car garage. If there’s anyone in the Las Cruces/ El Paso that has construction connections let me know. I’m looking forward to the days when my shop is done and I can spend time working on my cars, hanging out with my dog and enjoying the sunny days. This is my plan for a happy retirement 😎
 
Had to redo the water lines for our well. System sprung a leak somewhere underground and would lose it's prime after a couple minutes. Original lines were cast iron, 3/4" from the well sheathed in a 1 1/4" iron outer sleeve. They had been repaired at some point with a two-line jet setup and poly pipe, with the jet unit buried somewhere out front as the lines headed straight for the road. Instead of destroying my entire front yard, I abandoned that mess and ran a new setup parallel to the house. 200psi poly pipe, new jet unit, proper size drop into the well. Almost had a "Timmy got stuck in the well" moment removing the old 3/4" copper drop .... :LOL:

Saved myself about $4k over the quotes I had from the local well companies.

Today's project is to scrounge up enough material from the piles around my yard to re-grade this area and pitch everything away from the foundation.


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Nicely done. I would like to get a tractor like yours for the projects I am thinking of at my new house.
 
This weekend I installed the 396 back in my friend's Chevelle. Of course next weekend, if I can find time, I need to finish wiring it and fire it up.
 

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Got to my Az home yesterday to escape the Noah’s Ark Southern California rain event and discovered today, hot water heater is no bueno. Was lucky my neighbor (retired plumber) needed something to do.
 
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